THE LAST FIVE YEARS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

The Last Five Years
New Dates!
November 1-3, 2018 at the Gladstone

Written and Composed by JASON ROBERT BROWN
Originally Produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell
Originally Produced by Northlight Theatre, Chicago, IL

Running time: 80 minutes (approx.) with no intermission

Audience: PG-13 

 
ABOUT THE SHOW

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, telling her story backwards while Jamie, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show. 

TIMELESSNESS! 

 
Reviews

Iris Winston, Capital Critics Circle

From the joy of meeting to the unravelling of love and back again, The Last Five Years is a poignantly told tale of a failed marriage.

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Covert Ottawa Guy

This show features only two cast  members. Cathy, the wife, was portrayed by Michelle Gendron, and Jamie, the husband, was portrayed by Louie Rossetti. I cannot emphasize enough the amount of talent that it takes to command a stage and captivate an audience for 80 full minutes, with no intermission or breaks at all. These two are infinitely talented, and captured my full attention for the entirety of the performance.

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The Visitorium

It’s the story of two artists – one whose career is on the rise and one who is struggling – and how they navigate their ongoing projects, fortunes, jealousies, frustrations, and successes. This is 90 minutes of pure melodic joy, heartache, and thought-provoking drama that will have you asking what it really means to be a supportive partner.

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CAST

Michelle Gendron

Cathy

A recent graduate from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Music, Michelle is thrilled to be portraying Cathy in this production of The Last Five Years. Past credits include: Veronica Sawyer (Heathers: The Musical), Anna (Spring Awakening) Rona (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Rosie (Cabaret), Little Red (Into The Woods). Michelle would like to thank her family for their constant love and support, David MacAdam for his wonderful vocal training these past four years, Massil for always being there with a hug when stress levels rise, the wonderful production team Kodi, Wendy, Skye, and Ashley for this opportunity, and everyone behind the scenes for making this a beautiful show. Enjoy!

Louie Rossetti

Jamie

After recently moving to Ottawa, Louie is excited to join the Orpheus team! Professional highlights: Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza, Theatre Calgary (Calgary Critics Award nomination for Best Actor); Rolf in The Sound of Music, Mirvish; Ragtime, My Fair Lady, The Cherry Orchard, Admirable Crichton, Trouble in Tahiti, One Touch of Venus, Shaw Festival; Evangeline, Anne of Green Gables, British Invasion, Charlottetown Festival; Spamalot, Stage West; Les Miserables, Drayton. Louie has a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Diploma in Music Theatre Performance from Sheridan. Hi Mom!

 
PRODUCTION TEAM
Directors
Kodi Cannon
Stage Director
Wendy Berkelaar
Music Director
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Apprentice Music Director..............................................Skye MacDiarmid
Executive Producer................................................................Jenn Donnelly
Producer.................................................................................Ashley Cannon
Production Assistant.............................................................Ashley Cannon
Stage Manager...........................................................................Maritie Lord
Co-set designers...................................Graham Galway and Kodi Cannon
Lighting Designer......................................................................Don Douglas
Sound Designer....................................................................Justin Ladelpha
Rehearsal Accompanist....................................................Wendy Berkelaar
Audition Accompanist.................................................................Ruth Kwan

 

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Wendy Berkelaar

Music Director